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Login Counter

Whenever a user is logged in through the login servlet, the context id, user id, client identification string and a time stamp is saved to the database. If a database entry for this combination of context, user and client is already present, only the timestamp is updated. This means that the database holds the information for the last login of a specific user with a specific client. This data can be displayed with the logincounter tool.

The clients provided by Open-Xchange use the following client identification strings (this list is not yet complete):

Client client identification string
Open-Xchange AppSuite open-xchange-appsuite
Open-Xchange Server 6 com.openexchange.ox.gui.dhtml

A custom login page (see Open-Xchange_servlet_for_external_login_masks) may (and should) set a custom client identification string.

The output of logincounter can be filtered by client identification strings with the -r or --regex parameter followed by a regular expression matching the desired string(s).

Using the logincounter tool

 # logincounter --help
 usage: logincounter
  -a,--aggregate     Optional. Aggregates the counts by users. Only the
                     total number of logins without duplicate counts
                     (caused by multiple clients per user) is returned.
  -e,--end <arg>     Required. Sets the end date for the detecting range.
                     Example: 2010-01-1 23:59:59
  -h,--help          Prints a help text
  -r,--regex <arg>   Optional. Limits the counter to login devices that
                     match regex.
  -s,--start <arg>   Required. Sets the start date for the detecting range.
                     Example: 2009-12-31 00:00:00